Sunday, May 17, 2015

May 2015 Sale Season Haul

It's equal parts good and evil that they have a massive sale season right around the time you receive your mid-year bonus. Sure, the free stuff and mark-downs aren't as glorious as those in the Christmas season, but at this time of the year, you don't have to buy gifts for everyone else. All of it is just for you, you greedy hoarder.

I am a complete sucker for anything with a "% off" marker. I don't always buy them, but those tantalizing on-sale pieces get me to do what they're meant to do in the first place: Get you in the store so you'll check out all their other stuff. I hate that I play into it, but then wonder, "What if they have amazing stuff that I haven't tried yet!?" And how can you resist when you see a lot of stuff that you've always wanted to try going for 10-70% off?

Yes, an estimated 95% of this stuff are impulse-buys.

It was actually Maybelline's 100 Year Anniversary Sale that got me out the door. Are they on sale because they're MAYbelline and it's May? We might never know.
Okay, one of them's L'oreal but they're in the same group of companies

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Health News: Eyeliner "may cause eye problems". World is a now bleak,bland place

News, horrible news:  Uh-Oh: Study Finds Eyeliner Can Mess With Your Vision

A study from the University of Waterloo found that Eyeliner application may cause eye problems since there's a higher risk of contamination and vision trouble. Aside from bacterial contamination from the pencil/gel/brush/pot itself, tiny eyeliner particles that get into the eye to cause redness and irritation. Worse, when eyeliner builds up on contact lenses this can lead not only to irritation, but to blurred vision or infection.

From's How to Tightline Eyes